Epoetin alfa is essential exogenous erythropoetin which can stimulate the production of red blood cells.
It is critical to ensure adequate iron stores when using EPO.
Risks for blood clots, strokes and heart attacks are critical to recognize with the use of epoetin.
Dosage adjustments with epoetin are typically made with respect to the amount of change in hemoglobin. I discuss this further in the podcast.
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